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  • Ellis Island
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    Billy J. Cunningham Politics Through Film September 26, 2000 Ellis Island The immigration process between old world countries and America was often tedious and could last weeks. However there was a bright spot, and that was the entrance to New York harbor, with the Statue of Liberty in full view and the hopes and dreams of a new life in the land of the free. While there were other ports along the eastern seaboard where immigrants could make a new home, none was as alluring as New Yorks. The chan...
  • Ellis Island Immigrants
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    You might wonder why someone would go through all the trouble to write an essay on immigration. (besides the fact this is an assignment in history) Much of what we say, eat, and even do is connected to something that an immigrant brought to this country years ago. Many of the dishes that we as Americans enjoy, such as pastas, burritos, or even some types of sausages were brought here by Italians, Mexicans, and Germans. Also much of our everyday language comes from other languages. This is why im...
  • Stuff About Ellis Island
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    Day 1: Hi my name is William Wallace. Im 14 years old and I live in Britain. Im going to America on a boat that will drop us off at Ellis Island. Im keeping a journal throughout my voyage to America because one day I hope to send it back to Britain so all my relatives can read what it was like. My parents cant come with me to America because they only have enough money for one ticket and they told me that they want a better life for me, so they are only sending me. Tomorrow will be my first day ...
  • Detainment On Ellis Island
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    ELLIS ISLAND Ellis Island has a long history, was needed, and was the 'Gateway to America' from 1892 until it closed in 1954, when it began its slow decay. The island was called Gull Island by the Indians and Oyster Island by the Dutch. Later the English erected a gibbet or gallows on the island for hanging criminals and so the island became known as Gibbet Island. The Indians sold it to the Dutch East India Company for trinkets. The company later sold it to Mynheer P aauw who also bought land a...
  • Immigration Through Ellis Island
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    Ellis Island In the 1600's, Ellis Island was known as Gull Island by the Mohegan tribe and was simply two to three acres. During high tide, the island could barely have been seen above the rising waters. After being discovered for its rich oyster beds in 1628, Dutch settlers renamed it Oyster Island. And then in 1765, which was the hanging of Anderson the Pirate, the island was again renamed the Gibbet Island, after the instrument used to hang him. Finally on January 20, 1785, Samuel Ellis purch...
  • New York's Largest Ethnic Neighborhood
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    The first glimpse of the Statue of Liberty was an emotional experience remembered for life for the immigrants approaching New York Harbor. Engraved on the base of the Statue of Liberty are the words from Emma Lazarus's poem, 'Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. ' The French sculptor, Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, designed the statue. It was intended as a monument to the freedom found lacking in his own country of France. Bartholdi said, 'I will try to glori...
  • Additional Determining Factor Concerning Ellis Jewish Faith
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    Elli Essay Throughout the duration of the novel "Elli", readers are divided between thinking whether it was Ellis Jewish faith, which aided her survival or other factors, which kept her alive. Some situations, which seem to convey that Ellis faith was an essential ingredient for her survival, include that her strong belief in Judaism kept her going by giving her something for her to strive for including observing festivals and Jewish occasions. An additional determining factor concerning Ellis J...
  • 747 Immigrants Pass Through Ellis Island
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    Ellis Island was the principal federal station in the United States from 1892 to 1954. More than 12 million immigrants were processed here. Over time, the immigration station spread over 3 connected islands with numerous structures including a hospital and contagious disease wards... In its early years, when the greatest number of immigrants entered the country, Ellis Island mirrored the nation's generous attitude and open door policy. After passage of immigration laws in the 1920's, it was used...
  • Ellis Island Ellis Island Ellis Island
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    Ellis Ellis Island Ellis Island Ellis Island has a long and exciting. History was the "Gateway to America' from 1892 until it closed in 1954, The island was called Gull Island by the Indians and Oyster Island by the Dutch people. Later the English made it a place for hanging criminals and so the island became known as Gibbet Island. The Indians sold it to the Dutch East India Company for trinkets. The company later sold it to Mynheer P aauw who also bought land along the New Jersey coastline. Sa...

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